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Senate election results: ECP disappointed over PM’s allegations

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Islamabad: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday has expressed disappointment over the statements of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan and federal ministers regarding the voting process and results of Senate polls  and said that every party and candidate should have courage to accept its defeat in the elections.

The European Community stated in a press release after hosting a special meeting to review the prime minister’s allegations against the country after experiencing serious upsets in the Senate polls, stating that the constitution cannot be amended to make anyone happy. The expert group said that we listen to everyone’s concerns, but we must act in accordance with the law.

The national institutions should be allowed to work without any pressure. If there is any disagreement then the person should provide concrete evidence to support his claims instead of maligning the departments, the commission clarified.  

The election commission is well-aware of its duties and rejects the criticism, the press release further added.

The development came after PM Imran, in his address to the nation, said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party had moved Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) against open ballot in Senate polls to eradicate corruption.

The Supreme Court had urged the ECP to use modern technology to ensure the transparency of the election, but the committee did not follow traditional methods and organize polls. He added that the secret ballot damages the country’s democracy.

The Prime Minister said that the ECP may use the latest technology to understand who the renovators are in the Senate election.

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